Re: immigrate Debian from an older disk to a newer one?
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Wei Hu wrote:
> I'm planning to replace my older disk (13G) with a larger/newer
> hard disk (750G)
Wow, a 57.7x jump in capacity is pretty "significant".
> and to maintain the machine as it is. what I
> want are replace the old disk with the new disk including the
> Debian (2.6.16) operating system and keep all the setups.
> Will it wok if I shutdown all daemons, copy all files to the new
> disk, and make sure file permissions remain the same as the old
IMO, reinstalling from scratch will be less prone to errors, and
will eliminate cruft that has built up over the years.
If you retain the old drive as /dev/hd[bcd] (or even an external
drive) then you can easily copy the relevant files (/etc, /home,
/var, and so on).
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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